RCLC

Lights… Camera… wait, you want this by WHEN?

An update from Dr. Mark Kerins, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the Morrison-McGinnis Residential Community: As the academic year winds down, we’re still as busy as ever prepping for next year – lots to do before we head into the summer! Big news this week (as usual, news first posted via Twitter @MoMacRC) is that we now have a full complement of four Faculty Affiliates (FAs) on board for the fall, which was the last piece of our team to come together. I’m really pumped about the people we have: not only are they great faculty whom I think our students will love having involved with MoMac, but they come from disciplines all across the university, so hopefully all our [...]

2014-05-06T11:15:22+00:00 May 6th, 2014|SMU Faculty in Residence|

Meet Tammy Winter

An update from Andrew, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a first-year majoring in Anthropology and Human Rights: Tammy Winter (pictured above with SMU Ambassador Mehdi Hami) is going to be an RA in Armstrong Commons next year. I spoke with her about the excitement surrounding the Residential Commons, and asked her what we can expect to see in the residence halls next year. Here is what she had to say: Q: What are you most looking forward to about the Residential Commons? A: “I'm really excited about the sense of community that the Residential Commons is bringing to SMU. We're integrating the classroom with the residence halls, and I think we'll be better for it.” Q: How do [...]

2014-04-03T17:08:57+00:00 April 3rd, 2014|Residential Commons Leadership Corps|

“…And YOU get housing, and YOU get housing, and YOU get housing…”

An update from Dr. Mark Kerins, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the Morrison-McGinnis Residential Community: Big exciting news for MoMac this week (as posted earlier via Twitter@MoMacRC): our fabulous acting RCD Liz Rader decided she WILL be joining us as the full-time MoMac RCD! Our RCLC team and I were ecstatic, and anyone who’s going to be living in MoMac next year should be, too – she’s fantastic! RCD Liz Rader The backstory behind this transition – the fact that we had an “acting” RCD in the first place – highlights the behind-the-scenes challenge of the transition from SMU’s current residential setup to the Residential Commons model that will all be in iplace in the fall. One of [...]

2014-04-02T09:47:28+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|SMU Faculty in Residence|

Community Starts Here

An update from Tien, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student majoring in advertising and public relations:  To all of our active readers, thank you so much for joining us on our journey towards retiring the current residential system and bringing in Residential Commons. I know for some, this will be a tough change. For others, this is the change they have been waiting for. Nobody really knows how things are going to play out and which traditions are going to stick and which aren't, but it's important to remember that Residential Commons will only work if we all put effort towards making it a legacy. Let's make this a tradition that SMU students, faculty, and alumnae [...]

2014-02-04T13:59:00+00:00 February 4th, 2014|Residential Commons Leadership Corps|

SWACURH Rocks!

An update from Meaghan, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student triple majoring in Environmental Science with an Earth Science emphasis, Geology, and Chemistry, while triple minoring in Math, English, and Environmental Engineering: Fine Arts Community Representatives What is SWACURH you ask? Well, besides a collection of fun letters, SWACURH stands for the South West Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls. On Thursday, November 14, SMU sent eight delegates and two advisers to Texas Tech University for the 2013 conference. The purpose of this conference was to learn about different programs that can be brought back to the Residence Hall Association on SMU’s campus to further engage students. The most exciting thing about this conference [...]

2013-11-19T15:57:06+00:00 November 19th, 2013|Residential Commons Leadership Corps|

Does it all add up?

An update from Jamie, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student majoring in accounting in the Cox School of Business.  As an Accounting major, it’s accurate to say that I am a budgeter. Classifying transactions and deciding what to do with cash are what I am planning to do for the majority of the rest of my life. (Eeeek, that’s a long time.) I’m sure that to many people it’s weird and uncommon and nerdy, but financial accountability and discovering how purchasing and selling affect people’s lives truly interest me. But accounting is hardly my only passion. As can be seen through my involvement and previous blog posts, there’s also Residential Commons. I believe wholeheartedly in the [...]

2013-11-18T09:58:18+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Residential Commons Leadership Corps|

Homecoming with new RCLCs

An update from Meaghan, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student triple majoring in Environmental Science with an Earth Science emphasis, Geology, and Chemistry, while triple minoring in Math, English, and Environmental Engineering: As a first year I’m sad to say I didn’t get involved in Homecoming that much. The only event I participated in was the painting of Peruna; I’m proud to say the SPECTRUM Peruna took third place last year, so I suppose if you’re going to do one thing at least do it to the best of your ability. This year, however, I had so much to work for and to look forward to. My wonderful RC painted a beautiful Peruna (there’s a picture of [...]

2013-10-30T13:49:56+00:00 October 30th, 2013|Residential Commons Leadership Corps|

A Tour of the New Build

An update from Tien, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student majoring in advertising and public relations: This past week fellow blogger Meaghan and I got to tour the new builds that are set to open next year. It was kind of muddy, but the weather was beautiful and breezy! Besides, how cool do we look in our hard hats and construction jackets? Check out this awesome space that we're going to have in the new Arnold Dining Center! There are going to be two stories and lots and lots of space! Our hope is to be able to host entire Residential Commons dinners in our dining center once they have been revamped. There's even an outside [...]

2013-10-22T10:33:20+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|Residential Commons Leadership Corps|

Pasta and Passion

An update from Jamie, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student majoring in accounting in the Cox School of Business. Jamie observed the residential commons model in Oxford first-hand. Last week, I attended one of the events in Shuttles Hall (where I live) called “Ramen with Ramon.” Attendance wasn’t fabulous, but for the first time since I’ve been living there, I took initiative and learned the names of some hall-mates while in the lobby. Our student body president, Ramon Trespalacios, talked about how to get involved, how to promote school spirit, and about his personal life and accomplishments. I came to visit SMU in April of last year with my friend Tommy and, being too scared to [...]

2013-10-22T10:08:58+00:00 October 21st, 2013|Residential Commons Leadership Corps|

My Life as Baby RLSH

An update from Meaghan, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student triple majoring in Environmental Science with an Earth Science emphasis, Geology, and Chemistry, while triple minoring in Math, English, and Environmental Engineering Since becoming a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps, I have been dubbed “Baby RLSH” by many of my friends (RLSH is pronounced like “relish” and is an acronym that stands for Residence Life and Student Housing). The patch on our shirts has become a conversation starter on more than one occasion, and I wear it with pride. On Wednesday, we welcomed 18 new members to the Residential Commons Leadership Corps, and they have since been placed in their Residential Commons, completing the triangle [...]

2013-10-22T10:10:21+00:00 October 17th, 2013|Residential Commons Leadership Corps|
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